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  1. 4 points
    Salaam, All Ibaadat should be solely for Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) also called 'Qurbatan Elallah'. You can keep fast any day as Qurbatan Elallah.
  2. 4 points
    If for example your sitting with a Muslim and he starts to do gheeba, your are obligated under the wajib duty of amr bil maroof wa nahi anil munkar to ask him to either stop doing gheeba or to remove yourself if he does not stop. This is regardless of if he will be happy or sad about you saying that. This is the truth of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) given through the holy Qur'an.
  3. 4 points
    notme

    Tawheed in action .

    No. We have the responsibility of free will. Most of what happens in life is a result of our choices or other people's choices.
  4. 3 points
    As salaamun aleikum, yes you can procede to keep your fast for the day, in sha Allah with the intention of doing it for Allah(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) as long as you havent done anything to invalidate it. W/s
  5. 3 points
    Urwatul Wuthqa

    Tawheed in action .

    إِنَّا هَدَيْنَاهُ السَّبِيلَ إِمَّا شَاكِرًا وَإِمَّا كَفُورًا God allows our actions to happen whether good or bad. The origin of goodness belongs to Him therefore every good is from Him. Every badness or evil emerges from Kufr I.e., from negating or refusing the divine commands therefore it is ours.
  6. 3 points
    Sometimes it is not necessarily about if the person listens to you or not, rather it is about you doing right by yourself.
  7. 3 points
    layman

    Tawheed in action .

    When there is plurality in our world view...is called mushrik. When we see Only Allah exist...Tawheed. It is not that we are Mushrik in the sense that we belief in many Gods. Just a term for those belief in pure Tawheed
  8. 3 points
    layman

    Tawheed in action .

    Salam, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) created stars, moon, air, water, atoms, all physical phenomena through stages of time. Then he create nafs so plants, animals, humans become alive. By nature, all nafs and physical entities will act accordingly to directions set by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). By nature, animals will fight for survival. So do human beings. They fought and killed by their nature. Nothing wrong. The whole universe was static in term of obedience to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Even Angles were static in status. Then Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) want a representative to excel in Tawheed and return to Him (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) to the highest level through Tawheed. Humans took the challenge. They said, they can uphold the Tawheed and return to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) according to Wills of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) at the highest level. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) accepted it. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) then created Adam (عليه السلام) and entrusted him with 'knowledge and free wills'. Adam was not the first human, he is the first human to be entrusted with free wills and knowledge. Adam exercise his knowledge, taught Angels and exercised his free wills (and we knew what happened to him). That knowledge and free wills are to ensure humans to return to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) through Tawheed. The knowledge and free wills that humans have acquired can turn iron into sword, metals into car, silicons into computer chips, chemicals into rocket fuels, plants and animal into processed foods....and so on. Humans can turn those items that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) already made (physical entities, plants and animals) into other physical entities through invention using physics, chemistry, biology, research...we call knowledge and free wills. But, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) want us to use the free will and knowledge for doing good and return to Him using Tawheed. And Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) sent down Prophets and Nabis to teach Tawheed and also correct knowledge to safe humans from deseases... Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) terms the human deviations from the paths of good knowledge and Tawheed as "corruption"....disturbance in his planning. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) will punish those make deviations/corruptions. "hence, do not spread corruption on Earth after it has been so well ordered. And call unto Him with fear and longing: verily, God's grace is ever near unto the doers of good! - 7:56 [Since they have become oblivious of God,] corruption has appeared on land and in the sea as an outcome of what men’s hands have wrought: and so [38] He will let them taste [the evil of] some of their doings, so that they might return [to the right path]. [39] - 30:41 Imam Ali and Ahlul Bayt came after the death of our beloved Prophet(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) to continue the teaching of Tawheed and be Ulil Amr. But, we knew they we cut off by those who exercised free wills through deviated knowledge and now Muslims suffer through these earlier corruptions. We want to know the real Tawheed, hold to Ahlul Bayt. They have knowledge of Qur'an. The understanding of Tawheed will descend directly to anyone based on their capacity. This is the Tawheed that we need.
  9. 3 points
    Laayla

    Thoughts 2019

    Bismehe Ta3ala, Assalam Alikum Please recite fatiha for Umm al Banneen to fulfill my hajjat, with a salawat. M3 Salamah, FE AMIN Allah
  10. 3 points
    ShiaMan14

    Tawheed in action .

    Brother, you should quote the entire section: One of the important issues in the discussion of Tawhid (monotheism) is in relation to Tawhid-e-Af’Ali (belief in the unity of the actions of Allah ((سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى))) and if one possesses the correct understanding of this issue, then it would have a profound impact on one's life. The belief in 'Unity of the actions of Allah ((سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى))' informs us that everything and everyone which exists in the entire universe - even the leaves of a tree which move with the passing breeze - originate from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Nothing can take place without His command - the cutting which the sword performs, the burning which a fire produces and all other actions stem from His order. To sum this belief up in one sentence, we refer to the tradition mentioned in Bihar al-Anwar that reads: “There is no one effector in the creation except Allah.”2 Even our own freedom and the choices we make in life all originate from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), since if He had not given us the power of choice, then we would not be able to do a single thing! However at the same time, we understand that He has given us freedom in our life and has not compelled us to perform acts.
  11. 3 points
  12. 3 points
    Abu Nur

    Tawheed in action .

    If I say All Good is from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and All Evil is from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), does it not contradict to the verse? What comes to you of good is from Allah, but what comes to you of evil, [O man], is from yourself. 
  13. 2 points
    layman

    Tawheed in action .

    You statement contradicts the Qur'an that says in 2:156 Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un (Arabic: إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ‎) If everything is Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), why we need to return to Him ? The return to Him (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), according to your statement is not needed because everything is already Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and humans are not entity by it own.
  14. 2 points
    Ok good I'm glad we agree
  15. 2 points
    Another reference from Qur'an is the verse of chapter 18: فَوَجَدَا عَبْدًا مِّنْ عِبَادِنَا آتَيْنَاهُ رَحْمَةً مِنْ عِندِنَا وَعَلَّمْنَاهُ مِن لَّدُنَّا عِلْمًا 18:65 In this story, the point is when Hazrat Khidr is mentioning the ta'veel of his actions to Prophet Musa ((عليه السلام)) and said the following words in the end: رَحْمَةً مِّن رَّبِّكَ وَمَا فَعَلْتُهُ عَنْ أَمْرِي 18:82 How he has said that he has not done anything on his own accord? He did hole in the boat, killed a child, repaired a wall, for making hole in the boat he used the word فَأَرَدْتُ (I wished), for killing of child he used the word فَأَرَدْنَا (we desired) and for repairing of wall he used the word فَأَرَادَ رَبُّكَ (Your Lord desired). This is the most interesting event, how the unity in the desires of servant, servant & Lord , and Lord appeared from this blessed verse. And how this divine knowledge helping him to maintain communication with his Lord, that Prophet like Musa ((عليه السلام)) Kaleemullah did not even knew and unable to get smell of it.
  16. 2 points
    Urwatul Wuthqa

    Story Of Isra Al ' Miraj.

    I can't say anything about Syeda Fatima (s.a). There are verses in Qur'an for which we have different interpretations, and those interpretations causes me to just keep quite. For instance, Laylatul Qadr has been mentioned as Syeda Fatima (s.a), then there is a verse which says "Laylatul Qadre Khayrun Min Alfe Shahr", interestingly there is another interpretation of a verse where Imams have been mentioned as "Shahr" (months) إِنَّ عِدَّةَ الشُّهُورِ عِندَ اللّهِ اثْنَا عَشَرَ شَهْرًا فِي كِتَابِ اللّهِ So I feel appropriate to not compare their status at all. There exists maratib but they all are the bearers of the minniyat of Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) who is Awwal Noor and all the Ahlul Bayt (asws) are from that noor-e-wahid.
  17. 2 points
    Salam, Could we stick to the topic of how a Muslim enrolled in a Democrat Jew's candidature to the head of United States will be of benefit to Islam and Muslims ? Or at least why we should feel concerned about it?
  18. 2 points
    Urwatul Wuthqa

    Story Of Isra Al ' Miraj.

    Just tagged you for having your valued comments brother, and this is without the intention of calling you a reformist.
  19. 2 points
    Ralvi

    #58 Speaking the Truth vs Good Manners?

    Yeah I agree, Iam talking about other situations. like if your praying alongside Sunnis, I can’t really come up to them say that the truth is praying with your hands by your side and your kalma is not the truth. It would only cause infighting honestly So time and place
  20. 2 points
    eThErEaL

    Tawheed in action .

    All Is God’s Act with respect to God’s existentiating command (Al-amr at-takwiniyya).
  21. 2 points
    Qa'im

    More openness or more enclosure?

    There is precedent for both attitudes in the sources. Practically speaking, I try to have a Shi'a-first policy when it comes to charities, good works, job hookups, and volunteer work. If there are no Shi'as, then I try to find Muslims in general. If no Muslims, then Kitabis; etc. No question that anyone should be allowed to come to our mosques and community events, but not as leaders. There are some groups, especially Orthodox Christian, who really try to limit their community to their ethnic group. It gets to a point of `asabiyya, nationalism, racism, and elitism. Islam is primarily a religion of ethics, and so our goal should be to unite but on ethics (and not just maslaHa), holding onto the rope of Allah altogether.
  22. 2 points
    ShiaMan14

    Tawheed in action .

    Brother, the origination of all action is Allah but Allah is not performing those actions. When a leaf blows in the wind, Allah is not shaking the tree or actually blowing air.
  23. 2 points
    Qa'im

    Muslim Brotherhood?

    No doubt that the MB has inspired a lot of extremist offshoots, but the average "everyday" MB-supporter is a suit-and-tie engineer with a light beard, enjoys democracy, political correctness, etc. People like Jonathan Brown and Tariq Ramadan. American conservatives tend to fear the MB not because of al-Qaeda and Hamas, but because they represent an influential sub-section of the politically-active Muslim diaspora. MB immigrants helped found organizations like MSA and CAIR.
  24. 2 points
    Sumerian

    Muslim Brotherhood?

    Muslim Brotherhood is not for free speech and democracy at all. So much terrorist groups worldwide have gotten their influence from the Brotherhood. Under Morsi in Egypt, there were many reports of corruption and human rights violations. And that is a Brotherhood regime. Syria has banned the Brotherhood for a reason, they are a major source of imstability and terrorism throughout the ME and beyond.
  25. 2 points
    notme

    Thoughts 2019

    I disagree with the headline, but not with the sentiment expressed in the essay. You can feed your child without revealing your parts to the public. It wouldn't even be a debate if some mothers didn't make a show of it.
  26. 2 points
    notme

    Thoughts 2019

    If she is given a second chance, it should be only on the condition of facing trial for her crimes of providing help and support for international criminals. Apologizing doesn't undo. If she's genuinely regretful of her decision, she needs to show it through her actions.
  27. 2 points
    Hopefully these people get the help they need. Not sure how people deem what's "absolutely necessary" or not. Looks like the duty for their care will be up to non-Muslims. If there were only Muslims around this area who interpreted rulings as stated above, I guess these ill people would be out of luck.
  28. 2 points
    Abu Nur

    Tawheed in action .

    Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) action and will is explained very well in Qur'an and Hadiths of our Imams (عليه السلام), I'm talking in that ground.
  29. 2 points
    Muslim2010

    Story Of Isra Al ' Miraj.

    bashar mislukunm means that the Prophet Muhamamd saww is like us in appearance only. But he has characteristics that has led him to reach the heights of sidra tul munteha.
  30. 2 points
    Should be open to other believes and have a decent conversation
  31. 2 points
    Abu Nur

    Tawheed in action .

    Every action Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) allows it or not. And every good action is by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى).
  32. 2 points
    ShiaMan14

    Tawheed in action .

    Sorry, I missed the natural phenomenon part. That is Allah of course.
  33. 2 points
    Propaganda_of_the_Deed

    Tawheed in action .

    Including "natural phenomenon" like tsunami or earthquakes?
  34. 1 point
    Haram is a label within fiqh, so using it outside that context is faulty. What proof is there that taxes beyond zakat are forbidden? I'm not sure what you mean. Explain further. The rich are only good with money in that they know how to hoard as much as they can for themselves. Also they tend to get rich by inheritance and exploitation more than honest, ethical work, because honest work can't realistically yield the degree of profits they have. That level of wealth usually involves invading other countries for resources, paying workers pennies in the third world, etc. The "trickle down" theory has been largely discredited, despite what the Republican Party in the US says. This was a common talking point of corporations, who argue their wealth is justified (in comparison to aristocrats and nobles), because they are productive members of society. We can see the material, environmental, and spiritual effects of their rule. Its a social contract. You pay taxes to a state, and the state affords protection and services. Almost like your "rent" for living in the country. That's the idea, and its near universal. How come libertarian "tax is theft" governments never get elected anywhere? Because the impulse of humans is to resist anarchy and support order. And this is despite the fact people complain about taxes all the time. The private sector is just as corrupt as the government. Not sure why the government gets all the flack and the private sector is idealized as a better alternative that's better immune to fallacy. Unlike the private sector which is accountable only to shareholders, the government is (in theory) accountable to the public. Yes, its understood that some industries are better suited on the public or private sector. Although I'm not sure why you put health care and education (genuine social needs) as something the private sector should handle. Anyone who has dealt with the American health care system knows how the "market system" has lead to enormous price gouging, untold preventible deaths, and decreased care overall. Not to mention behind in many health indicators. And one final important point. Many instances of "innovation" and "progress" by the private sector are built off the back of public infrastructure spending, research at public universities, and government subsidies, all paid by taxpayer dollars. Think of roads, medical research, the Internet. All started as public sector projects, with companies profiting off them after the fact. They never created these themselves.
  35. 1 point
    Ask yourself What am I doing Why am I doing it And what is the perceived outcome. If it's a mubha act it neither praiseworthy or objectionable so why do it unless it has a function. If it's anything other than mubha then you need a clear ayat or hadith to support it. If you are treating as part of your religious rituals and have no proof then it's wrong.
  36. 1 point
    Unless someone can show authentic historical accounts of the Prophet (S) and/or the holy saints [a] specifically bringing out such items during times of mourning, it would be classed as innovation in religion. And that is a serious crime. Imagine congregational tarawih prayers hadn’t taken place in front of the Prophet (S) for him to pass judgement on the act. We’d be practising such a thing today too. And that’s the problem. There’s acts that we pass off as religious which haven’t had any judgement passed on them. So you have no idea if you gain His (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) pleasure in doing them. Not to mention the ridiculous analogies being used to prove their validity. All the while analogical reasoning to deduce law has been blasted by the Prophet (S). Better safe than sorry; Do only what’s been prescribed and avoid invention.
  37. 1 point
    Akbar673

    Marriage advice

    MashAllah...congratulations !!! You have to understand that many people don't necessarily emote very well. What you are saying is an exact copy of what my wife would say to me early on in our relationship (not just after we were married, but also during our engagement). It wasn't that I didn't feel love for her nor that I had become disinterested. It was just that I'm not one of those lovey dovey types. I'm more of the opposite, I don't emote very well all of the time, but since my wife mentioned that to me I actively make an effort to show my love and affection not only towards her but also towards my kids. Its not something that comes naturally to me but being in a relationship equals evolving as a person as well as being respectful of the nature and personality of whomever you are with. Most of the time people think I'm in a bad mood because I always look so serious and look like I'm always sulking but its only the look on my face when I've got something on my mind. Exactly the same thing that I mentioned above. He's making an effort to change his nature and personality for you. Its not an easy thing because it goes against his normal behavior as a person but clearly he is making an effort due to him realizing that he is in a relationship now. Again, this is not that he doesn't love or care for you. Its just his nature as a person based on the events in his life which shaped his nature and personality. That is a very natural response since you mentioned you are a sensitve person. However, please keep in mind that the world is full of different personality types. Just because he is not being overly emotive does not mean he doesn't feel love for you. Many people have taken the route of placing their emotions behind logic due to experiences in their lives which taught them to rely more on logic than emotion. Its a defense mechanism to protect themselves from being hurt. Please understand the nature of the person you are engaged to. Arguing won't solve anything. Please just set some time to sit down and speak as adults and share all of your opinions, feelings and thoughts on the way the relationship is going so far. Mention anything and everything that you are thinking so not only will he understand and respect where you are coming from but it will also afford him the change to do two things. Firstly, it will give him a better understanding of how you are as a person regarding sensitivity and emotions. Secondly, it will allow him to realize that while he needs a better understanding of you as a person he also needs to perhaps adjust his mannerisms with respect to how you are. Any relationship is a two way street that involves both communicating with and respecting the other person's opinions and feelings. Again, you need to communicate your feelings and why you are doing the things that you are doing. People that don't emote naturally tend to get annoyed when its brought up over and over again. I know I do. You're in the early stages of a relationship and this is the period where you both learn anything and everything about each other. Its not an easy process, but it has to be a respectful process involving maturity and open mindedness because you are learning the true nature of the other person. No one is perfect, we all have our flaws but we need to respect that the other person isn't perfect either and prone to making mistakes that can be corrected or accepted as a natural flaw. Again, please see above. He does have feelings towards you otherwise he wouldve ended the relationship. As I mentioned above. Please sit down with him and have a mature conversation in which you share all of your feelings about everything with him. Then offer him the opportunity to speak uninterrupted about his feelings about everything. After you have both spoken your peace then sit and discuss each item that was brought up by both of you. Mention your opinion on it and allow him to speak on his opinion. Then both of you should say that you want to find the common ground on the topics you are not in agreement on while respecting the other person's views on it. You won't find common ground on everything and there will be things that you will not want to budge on while there are things he will not want to budge on. That's completely normal. You both just have to be respectful of the other's opinions and move ahead. Talk to him first and then make that type of decision. You simply don't have the proper information to make that type of decision at this time. Everyday of my married life. A relationship is a two way street. Its not a romance novel or a Bollywood movie. The real world is quite different but its not anything that can't be overcome. Mutual respect and understanding is the key factor in any successful relationship. The realization and acceptance of that is the day the relationship actually begins, not the day the engagement ring is slipping on a finger. See above.
  38. 1 point
    Jaane Rabb

    Unity of desire

    Events #1 [I intended] and #2 [we desired] could be down to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) observing what Khidr [a] would do after being given the knowledge of what's to come [King seizing ships and parents being overburdened]. And so Khidr [a] did as Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) would have wanted him to do, or what would have been acceptable from the available choices, as long as the outcome was achieved. Khidr [a] didn't do anything of his own accord because had he had not been given the knowledge of what's to come, he wouldn't have done any of those things. To save the boat, you would have to know of a King that seizes boats. And that knowledge is only from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Which is why all praise is due only to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). He (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) guided the guides that guide.
  39. 1 point
    I remember this and it is so sublime brother Salsabeel, from Agha Puya tafsir.
  40. 1 point
    notme

    Philanthropy vs. Taxation

    Voluntary taxes would be great if all people were honest. Unfortunately, as I stated in my first post in this topic, generosity almost always has an inverse correlation with wealth.
  41. 1 point
    Sumerian

    Muslim Brotherhood?

    The fact is they support terrorist causes in the Middle East. These organisations themselves promote and support the "extreme" MB groups in the ME.
  42. 1 point
    ShiaMan14

    Heavyweight boxing

    It should already be Fury vs. Joshua. Fury was robbed against Wilder despite the knockdown in the last round.
  43. 1 point
    Anonymous2144

    Tawheed in action .

    No, Allah gave one of His attributes to us which is free will, whatever we do is our responsibility but there’s times where Allah steps in, for example when your driving and u could’ve had fatal car accident but Allah saved you, you will feel that and thank Allah, the reason being is because ur death is predestined at a another time. Theres also one by sayyidd Ammar nakshawani he answers a lot deeper questions, I posted this video to give an understanding. After seeing this I recommend watching sayyed ammar’s video.
  44. 1 point
    notme

    Philanthropy vs. Taxation

    I don't disagree with this. Creating guaranteed jobs is a great idea. Almost every self-respecting person wants to work and contribute to society. But it's not really economically sustainable as a permanent solution. Eventually the jobs be a bigger cost than simply supporting the population. If a nation can afford that through taxation, great.
  45. 1 point
    Shams of tabriz

    Who am I ?

    Who am I? Am I my name? No, of course not! I could have any number of names, and yet I—my Self—would not be changed on that account. Am I this hulk of a body that sits here? No. I am an awareness—not merely an inert mass of bones and flesh. Over the years, this body has changed, and become different in appearance from what it once was, but I—that which I am—has never changed. And when, one day, this body falls away, and decays in the Earth, I shall not be in the least bit affected by these events. It would be foolish to think so. Am I, then, this mind—this bundle of thoughts, desires, past memories, and peculiarities that makes up my individuality, my personal soul? No. I cannot be this fluctuating mind, this kaleidoscope of thoughts, impressions, and images. For I am the one who watches this display, this subtle show, from within. I am the Witness, the Judge, and the Critic, on whose screen these thoughts and images are projected for my viewing. They arise from me, like bubbles rising out of the ocean, or like clouds forming in the sky. They are evanescent; they quickly change and pass away, but I, like the deep ocean or the clear sky, remain pure and unchanged by their passing.
  46. 1 point
    eThErEaL

    Tawheed in action .

    This is called Tawhid Al-Afaliyya. Oneness of Action. It means that there is no act but God's. This is a basic fundamental of tawhid taught in all Shia and Sunni madrassas around the world. Anyone who doesn't know about this means that he/she wasn't trained sufficiently or that there is a severe lack of education in the particular community he/she grew up in.
  47. 1 point
    Hadi5

    Tawheed in action .

    Brother.In reality all actions, and attributes and essence is only of Allah'. We are not recognising because we are veiled by sins and shrik.
  48. 1 point
    using these signs like as current Alam started from Safavid period in response of using cross by Christians that every unit of Safavid army had a sign that through time it becomes more decorated & heavier than before during buyyid dynasty the mourning was very simple that they may were using drums to invite & inform people about it & using Taboot & Nakhl is exagerating of people that turns to a ritual stuff but there is nothing un Islamic in these stuff the using these symbols many times condemned by Shia scholars but because it's popularity people are using these stuff there is a famous story that one of Great Shia Marjas in Iraq one time gathered people people in day of Ashura & talked with them to not use these symbols in their procession suddenly one man stand & said " we obey you in whole of year but today doesn't belong to you & we don't listen to you in this day that after that people take the stuffs and scatterd & leave him alone"
  49. 1 point
    Also there was no comparison of hussains movement in 60 AH with that of Ali revolution in 36 AH They have a lot in common A previous period of political quietism A pressure from ummah to take leadership Lack of support from other quraish subtribes Reluctant and some incompetent family relatives Both start of initially as reform movements not militaristic adventures e.g when Aisha attack and seize basra Ali leaves medina with only 700 men mostly of Ansar it's a puny force hardly a threat considering forces in the subsequent battles were over 20000 each. It's only after all chance of peace fail Ali sends his son and nephew to secure allegiance of kufans much like husyan will later send Muslim b aqeel This Gravitation towards major power center of Iraq in 36 ah and 60 ah is unavoidable and completely understandable, which along with egypt and Syria were the only places to have incase of a movement to overthrow a tyrant govt due to A large grain supplies B cadre of military veterans C large urban infrastructure needed to run an empire D control of communications routes E big urban centers were also breeding grounds for religious ideas far from the more ossified atmosphere of mecca where quraish were trying hard to maintain status quo So why did Ali succeeded so easily in 36 AH yet it was so difficult for husyan in 60 AH? Not only did Ali secure bayat of all major personalities in hijaz without coercion ( which Hussain could not or will not maybe )but his network of followers in Iraq was far more successful than husayns Even though one might argue people will be a lot more inclined to oppose ummayyads after 20 yrs of muawiyah tyranny in Iraq and hijaz Its only natural what Ali did in 36 AH I.e taking charge of a faltering ummah should have been the same eventual goal of husyan movement in 60 AH when situation was just as grave, no logical reason to think otherwise.Making a sojourn to Iraq to preach disciples would have hardly raised ummayyad eye brows.Lots of senior sahaba preached right under the noses of muawiyah in Syria sometime openly criticizing him yet they remained immune as long as their criticism was restricted to muawiyah violation of fiqah matters and did not interfere in politics.This hypocritical and arrogant attitude of muawiyah was later much touted by his supporters as his " hilm" .Yet Syrian wolves would so mercilessly crush husayns migration to kufa ? There must have been some alarm bells ringing in Damascus These are some questions worth exploring In my humble opinion And God knows best
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    poison_ivy

    Sistani

    (salam) Kufr and najasah need not be confused. According to Ayatullah Sistani (HA)'s fatwa 107. * An infidel i.e. a person who does not believe in Allah and His Oneness, is najis. Similarly, Ghulat who believe in any of the holy twelve Imams as God, or that they are incarnations of God, and Khawarij and Nawasib who express enmity towards th e holy Imams, are also najis. And similar is the case of those who deny Prophethood, or any of the necessary laws of Islam, like, namaz and fasting, which are believed by the Muslims as a part of Islam, and which they also know as such. From the above it would imply that they are najis. Wa'Salaam
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